Smackdown Preview for December 1, 2006



A new day dawns at Survivor Series
December 1, 2006

The Animal walked out of Survivor Series in Philadelphia the new World Heavyweight Champion. This Friday on SmackDown, Batista faces a huge challenge to his newly won title, as he will be put into action in a Triple Threat Match against former champion King Booker and The Angry Irishman Finlay.

Mr. Kennedy scored the upset victory in the First Blood Match with Undertaker, but the brash Superstar paid a heavy price as he was beaten, bloodied, and laid out with the Tombstone after the match. Will Kennedy return to SmackDown with the same confidence he has displayed as of late?

Finally, Chris Benoit was able to defeat Chavo Guerrero to retain his United States Championship. The Rabid Wolverine forced Guerrero to tap out to the Crossface much to the delight of the raucous Philadelphia crowd.

Witness the SmackDown fallout for yourself, Friday night on SmackDown from Buffalo at 8/7 CT on the CW Network.

According to, Smackdown will be preempted in Knoxville (WBXX), airing instead at 10:30pm tonight. For a full list of upcoming preemptions, click here.

Additionally, the December 8 Smackdown is being taped tomorrow, with ECW taping before Monday’s live RAW, since all three rosters will be heading overseas next week. If you attend either taping and would like to send us results, you can do so by clicking the feedback button below.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.